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Best Romantic Country Songs for Valentine's Dates
Country Romance for Valentine's Day
I'm not ashamed to admit that I love country music, and that I find it to be some of the most romantic music ever written. Both romantic and sexy, country music offers a good selection of love songs for your romantic Valentines Date. The good, old-fashioned country twang of this musical genre is sure to please the country girl or boy in your life, and set an upbeat backdrop for an active date night with your valentine. With both downbeat and upbeat songs to choose from, this list should help you to put together a list of country songs (both class and more modern) that will help to pave the way for an amazing night for you and your partner!
Country music is best suited as a backdrop to an active date. Choose this style of music if you're planning on dancing with your partner. I strongly recommend classical or pop music in the background for the passive portions of your evening together, including the time you spend on dinner with your date.
Is Country Music Right for your Valentine's Date?
Different people have different musical tastes: This goes without saying. Many people have strong feelings about this genre, and it's one that most people seem to either love or hate. Be sure that your partner enjoys country music before using it for your Valentine's Date. The music can absolutely make or break your date with your partner this holiday, so please take all due consideration when selecting the playlist.
Regardless of whether you like a style of music, make sure that your partner agrees with your taste. If your partner likes pop music or rock music, use something that she likes. You'll get much better results from your date music if you choose something that she finds romantic because you're committing a selfless act that way. Put your valentine before yourself for the best Valentine's Day ever.
Do you find country music romantic?
Choose Music that Reflects the Theme of Your Date
When setting up your Valentine's date, try to choose a theme for your evening. You'll find plenty of suggestions on Hubpages for cute and romantic Valentine's date ideas, but you want to choose something for you and your partner that speaks to your personal relationship and the things that he likes. The most important thing is to keep in mind the things that he likes, and don't try to force your interests on him.
The music you choose should go with the overall theme of the date. Sitting down to eat French food while listening to country music on the stereo might seem a bit out of place, but it would work perfectly well with Italian food (ever heard of "spaghetti westerns?" Roll with the theme here!).
Country music works well for an active date where you're on your feet and moving about (think dancing). It may not be the best choice for sitting down for dinner with your partner. No matter how romantic the love song, some things just don't go well together, and unless you want your date to have a roadhouse atmosphere, choose something softer and more downbeat for the meal. You might like classical music or pop for this purpose.
Picking the Right Songs
The purpose of the music, as with the lighting and color choices, is to set the mood for your date. You will want to make sure that you are choosing songs that in some way relate to your relationship with your partner. If the relationship is new, you'll want to choose songs that speak to a recently developed relationship. If you plan on proposing, a song related to proposing marriage or to getting married may be just what you're looking for. The key to good song selection is to choose a genre that you know your partner likes and then to apply that genre to the mood of your romantic relationship with one another.
I've provided lists below with recommended love songs for different situations. Your opinion on these songs may differ, of course, but I hope that you'll find something on these lists to inspire you to create the best Valentine's playlist ever! Feel free to add other songs that you'd like to see on this list into the comments section, and I'll be sure to add them.
Will You Be Playing Country Music this Valentine's Day?
Romantic Songs for Valentine's Day
- Always on my Mind - Willie Nelson
- A Man Holdin' On - Ty Herndon
- Austin - Blake Shelton
- Carrying Your Love with Me - George Strait
- Forever and Ever Amen - Randy Travis
- From Here to Eternity - Michael Peterson
- How Do I Live - Trisha Yearwood
- I Cross My Heart - George Strait
- I'm Already There - Lonestar
- I Swear - John Michael Montgomery
- It's Your Love - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
- I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
- I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
- Must be Doin' Something Right - Billy Currington
- No Place That Far - Sara Evans
- Remember When - Alan Jackson
- Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter
- The Keeper of the Stars - Tracy Byrd
- We Danced - Brad Paisley
- When You Say Nothing at All - Keith Whitley and Alison Krauss
- Your Man - Josh Turner
Steps to Creating a Playlist
- Choose the songs you wish to play.
- Compile these songs into a playlist.
- Check the length of your playlist.
- Determine the intended length of your date (probably about 3 hours).
- Add or subtract songs as necessary to get the right length.
- Configure the songs in an order which will reflect your activities. Upbeat songs belong during active portions of your date and downbeat songs belong during the meal portion of your date.
Setting Up a Valentine's Playlist
I highly recommend creating a playlist for your Valentine's date. Whatever genre of music you choose to use for your date night, this will help you to control when and how the music plays. I'm offering instructions for how to optimize your playlist for this purpose. However, please note that I will not be giving instructions on how to put together a playlist in the program of your choice. I use iTunes. You may choose to use a different program or even to burn a CD that can be given to your partner after your date as a Valentine's Day gift.
Make sure that whatever you choose for your date night this year that you have enough music on your playlist to cover the entire date without becoming boring. You don't have to make every song romantic, but you can choose some songs that don't pertain to romance or Valentine's Day to mix in, provided that the beat works with the other songs.
Stick to a single genre or pick two that go well together. If you're using Country music, Hard Rock, Pop or Classical are all options to combine with your country music.
Other Ways to Use Romantic Country Music
If you're going to be doing a Country theme for your Valentine's Day this year, why not use some special country music lyrics in your card to your lover? Country music in particular is full of beautiful and romantic one-liners that are sure to bring a nice touch to your date this February 14th, and it will help you to find and stick with a theme.
Surely you'll be able to find ways of rounding out this beautiful theme for your Valentine's Day! Pick decorations and gifts that reflect the country nature of your plans this year. Plan for dinner, dancing and maybe some good wine, and follow it up with a romantic movie and some hot cocoa and you'll have an amazing and romantic time.
© 2014 Becki Rizzuti